|One of the Filipino fishermen thanks rescuer Nguyễn Thái Hưng (second from right) after being taken to the border guards of central Phú Yên Province. — Photo nld.com.vn |Viet Nam News
PHÚ YÊN — Two Filipino fishermen were handed over to the border guards of central Phú Yên Province yesterday after being rescued from the sea by a local fisherman.
Nguyễn Thái Hưng, a fisherman residing in the province’s Tuy Hòa City, rescued the foreign fishermen in December 24, 2016, from the waters of the Song Tử Tây Island, part of the Trường Sa (Spartly) Archipelago.
The foreign fishermen are Villardo C. Ruzr and Severino Noveras Camposano, both born in 1981.
The province’s border guards said they had been drifting in the sea for seven days before being rescued by Hưng. They were found in a state of exhaustion.
They are now recovering after being cared for by members of Hưng’s fishing crew.
The border guards are collaborating with the authorities to complete necessary procedures to return the fishermen to the Philippines. — VNS